Due to its versatility and the good it does to our digestive system, yoghurt is indeed a star ingredient in most of your healthy dishes! Whether you dip it, spread it, freeze it, add fruit to it or eat it plain, there is no denying that this ingredient is delicious no matter how you enjoy it.
Moreover, this tangy goodness is also good for your overall health. Besides keeping our gut health in tip-top shape, the bacteria in yoghurt could also protect women from breast cancer, according to a study done by Western University.
Here are some ways you can add this well-loved product to each of your meals.
Boost Up Your Mornings
If you've always been having your morning yoghurt plain or with grains like muesli or granola, why not switch it up and have it as your drink instead? This Mango Yoghurt Smoothie is so easy to make and is such a delicious way to start your day! Plus you'll be getting a big calcium boost!
You could try replacing the mango with other fruits and even add a teaspoon of chia seeds for a healthier smoothie that will be a tasty accompaniment to any breakfast dish.
Fuel Up your Lunch
Sandwiches make great lunches as they can be easily adapted to suit your preference. From handy bites to gourmet subs, you can always dress them up, or down, according to individual taste.
If you've been meaning to start baking your own bread, then why not give this Wholemeal Honey & Yoghurt Bread recipe a whirl? With the right kitchen machine, you won't even need to do the heavy-duty work of kneading the dough yourself, simply leave it to the kneading dough attachment to work its magic!
Dine Like a King
Who doesn't love a plate of juicy, aromatic chicken for dinner? It's the perfect comfort food after a long day at work.
On such days, this Tandoori Chicken recipe may be just what you need. Fuss-free and all around delicious, this classic Indian dish is made with accessible ingredients from scratch, but do note that this recipe is spicy so be sure to tone down the heat according to your preference. All you need is some yoghurt, mixed spices and you're on your way to biting into a smoke-kissed and flavourful piece of chicken.
Here's a tip: The key to tandoori chicken is to use bone-in thighs and legs because they have enough fat to stay moist under the heat!
Indulge in Guilt-free Sweets
Looking for ways to go easy on the cream and sugar? Use yoghurt! Did you know that Greek yoghurt works wonders when it comes to dessert because of its rich, creamy consistency? What's more, it is lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yoghurts. So the next time you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, our Apple Yoghurt Mousse Cake recipe is your best bet!
For some ideas on how you can make your yoghurt-based dishes healthier, here are some healthy swops to try!
Healthy Dips and Treats
Veggies make a great and healthy snack to chew on when you get hungry during the day. But, if you're looking to amp up your treat, our Veggie Dipping Sauce is a refreshing recipe to try!
What's more, yoghurt is a healthier alternative to mayonnaise and sour cream because of the probiotics it contains. Did you know that probiotics help simulate healthy digestive function, while producing vitamin B12 and K?
If you're not a fan of veggies, try making frozen yoghurt fruit pops, strawberry yoghurt bites and fruit granola yoghurt popsicles instead.